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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Botswana on Monday, 3 April 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Botswana on Monday, 3 April 2017

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Botswana on Monday, 3 April 2017
Apr 3 17:51: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.7.
Apr 3 17:52: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.8.
Apr 3 18:05: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 22.0 km.
Date & time: Monday, 3 April 2017 17:40 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.66°S / 25.22°E (Botswana)
Nearest volcano: Kyejo (1752 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.1*10^14 J (197 GWh / 1.7*10^5 tons of TNT / 10.6 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 3 Apr 2017
Mon, 3 Apr 17:40 UTCM 6.7 / 10 km BOTSWANAEMSC
Mon, 3 Apr 17:40 UTCM 6.5 / 29 km- 132km W of Moijabana, BotswanaUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Gaborone / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I felt the bed shaking and i ran outside and saw many people outside their houses..
MOCHUDI / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(172.3 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Very scared as windows, doors and roofing rattled and even walls were vibrating. Being the first real life experience it was truly an indicator of God's way of reminding us of His presence.
Masunga (222.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chobe river area near Kasane / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Harare Zimbabwe (799.9 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
broadhurs, Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Pietermaritzbug (924.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt light shaking while laying on the sofa playing with my phone. 2 others in the house heard a strange noise around that time. We discussed the strange event amongst ourselves, but only read about the earthquake the next morning.
Rakops (257.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
university of botswana,gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Gaborone / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada / MMI IV (Light shaking): Le sol a tremblé pendant environ 2 secondes, toutefois un bon vrombissement s'est fait entendre. environ 15 secondes avant le tremblement, les oiseaux aux alentours étaient nerveux et criaient et volaient partout.
Vaalwater / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was busy preparing supper and heard what sounded like a large plane flying very low and felt a slight tremor not knowing that it was an earthquake until a couple of hours later when many friends in the area also said they felt it and some of them's houses shook.
Gaborone (217.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Ruretse, just outside Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Our dogs and horses were alarmed.
(241.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was on the second floor of a building at the University of Botswana when the strong vibrations started. Some books and folders on my filing cabinet fell off. Prayed for my family, friends and self; very scary!! Felt like it lasted for about 5 minutes, but could have been briefer.
gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Pretoria, SA / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was on the couch. Felt it through my body. My wine in glass on table was sloshing. No windows rattled.
gaborone /segoditshane / MMI V (Moderate shaking): felt shaking. i was by the fence and it was shaking even the trees were shaking not swinging as usual, called my children who were in house and said they were puzzled as everything was shaking
Kgomokasitwa Village / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I felt like something big was moving underground with huge noise, trembling,shaking the houses, trees and even the chair that i was sitting on. WE Prayed outside!
Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Windhoek, Namibia / not felt: Nothing
JWANENG (247.7 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Maun / MMI VI (Strong shaking): i thought people were stealing my house. I could see and feel the walls moving. While shaking, i thought maybe im feeling a little bit drowsiness and went outside the house. that is where i found everybody astonished about what happened.
Serowe / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Letlhakane-Boteti region / MMI IV (Light shaking): Letlhakane: First thought it was mine blast since we are close to three mines, as i looked outside could hear people screaming. Glasses shaking & quickly grabbed my 7yr boy who was still bathing & stood outside. Quite scary & an experience as it felt like something moving underneath.
gaborone north / MMI IX (Violent shaking): It was very scary but there was no damage
Sandringham, Johannesburg, South africa (489.4 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
TSABONG,BOTSWANA / MMI VI (Strong shaking): AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS A HEAVY TRUCK PASSING BY BUT REALIZED THAT I WAS WRONG WHEN I SAW ROOFING VIBRATING AND EVERYTHING MOVING IN MY HOUSE!!
maputo / MMI IV (Light shaking): on a 14th floor felt like coming out of a boat after a sea day, for about 3-5 sec
Lonatse Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking): First it sounded like an extra ordinary truck
Mochudi (215.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): there was loud sound like a truck passing by and the couch I was sitting on started vibrating, my legs shaking, roofing, window and door panes shaking and making some noise. Ran outside house and heard the sound clearly and the whole house shaking. was terrified. people on neighbourhood were all outside others screaming, it was scary. eventually it calmed down
mogoditshane block9 / MMI IV (Light shaking): i was just arriving from work preparing myself to take a bath,hardly 5mins as i was standing on my feet i felt there is a vibration on the floor. I thought that maybe a very big flight is passing by as im residing along the route that is used by most flights day and night,suddenly i hear people screaming and then i realised that this vibration is not normal i then went outside to find evryone outside dogs barking and the vibration was now like of heavy machines used in mines.
Brandfort / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Quellerina, Johannesburg West. (472.7 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was sitting watching TV. alone with small dog and two cats. We felt the ground shake, increasing in volume, the animals were very frightened and needed comforting. I was confused as the shudder lasted about two and half minutes, small items and pictures rattled lightly. Phoned my daughter 3km closer to Johannesburg, she had not felt anything.
Pretoria (461.6 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Pretoria, furniture moved, bed where my husband was lying vibrated, our flats do not have a sold ground floor - pillars where cars are parked - this might be the reason for the feeling that the whole building swayed.. terrifying experience.. not used to earthquakes
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was resting on my bed as I felt the bed trembling, I woke up and check through and I realized my piled books stated falling and I rushed outside the house where I felt there was more shaking than indoor
Botswana,Ramotswa / MMI III (Weak shaking)
maruapula BHC flats / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The bed, computer and crockery started to shake and move. The floor was not strong to stand, felt like on air. People were screaming and ran out of the multi-storeyed building. People from 3rd floor were in tears because of fear.
gaborone north / MMI V (Moderate shaking): never felt so powerless..al i cud do was stand right there and wait till it was over.
Mooinooi (415.7 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt it . Was sitting in the lounch watching tv (via app)
palapye boikago ward i felt it it was bad shaking / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): We ran out de house but still de ground outside was shaking
Gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking): The ground was shaking and the loo seat was too.
palapye, botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Serowe / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was around 1940hrs and I was in the bath tub . I could feel the shaking of the tub felt the sound of a truck like passing by the side walls of the house. I could here rattling of the windows. This lasted for about 90seconds
Maun, Botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was in the kitchen, and i felt some sort of dizziness and lean on the chair and didnt know what was going on tried standing up but couldnt, a few seconds my kids came running to me saying mum the bed was shaking. Thats when i realised what was going on.
Masa Square Hotel / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It felt like a fighter jet is hovering on top of my house till i got outside i could feel the sound underground as if there is a blast somewhere
Maun (202.6 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): at first i thought somebody is playing some games with me as the wall unit was shaking. i was also thinking of some evil sprits. then i went outside the house that is when i realised earth vibration
GABORONE (214.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
kasane / not felt: kasane is fine
Benoni / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Jwaneng,Southern Botwsana / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): It was my first time to experience the earth vibrating like a cellphone
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was standing inside the house kitchen cooking while I first heard a sound as if that of a hovering aeroplane, in over a minute the sound did not stop,the house started shaking slightly, together with the ground, so i immediately rushed outside to see what exactly was happening,only to realise that it was the earth itself shaking!! But I was so scared though happy at the same time because I thought it was the coming of the Lord
tshwaane / MMI V (Moderate shaking): horses hisses dogs barks birds flies
tshwaane / MMI V (Moderate shaking): horses hisses dogs barks birds flies
serowe / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I was in my bed I felt my body being shaken and olso bed,eish the basket was moving in floor,cups fell down and broken in unit, I ran out of house at a speed of 100km/h, it was hard
gaborone block 10 (232.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): That was the scariest moment of my entire life.imagine everything around you shaking and there is no place you can run to for safety.
Mogoditshane / MMI V (Moderate shaking): We,my mum,sister,younger brother and nephew were enjoying evening cool air in front of the house. First I heard dogs barking, suddenly I saw birds flying very fast from the north to south.while wondering what's going on, i heard a terrible sound of building and trees shaking. At first I thought it was a jet, then thought of explosions as we live near the quarry only to realize it is an earthquake. Nothing bad happened.
Swartwater, Limpopo (276.9 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): There was a deep rumbeling noise. The chair I was sitting on started to shake. We ran outside - the dogs were barking. The rumble went through our bodies and the sound was a low loud frightening rumble.
Blok 7 Gaborone Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): A loud noise as if a huge plane was flying low. Followed by shaking of th ground and walls.. for aproximtely one minute.. immidately reversed the cad as i thought my house ws falling only to see the neighbohood all out nd talking about the shaking
(331 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Port Elizabeth, South Africa / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Jwaneng (168.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was sitting in the and suddenly felt the kitchen floor shaking so we all ran out of the house it was A very frightening experience as I'mfrom U.K. visiting ralatives in Botswana and have never experienced anything like this before therefore I was very traumatised
Kgope, Kweneng, Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Scary experience while at the farm. I was leaning against by car and suddenly it started to sway. I moved away from it but I had difficulty walking. Trees ruffled and dogs started howling and chickens ran around.
gaborone (233.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
lerala / MMI IV (Light shaking): haha it was scarry since it was the first experience people went outside,screaming.walls shaking
Randfontein / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was busy watching TV when the shake started and lasted for close on a minute, maybe a little less, maybe a little more, but we felt it and my stepson was awakened by the rattling of the bookcases in his room.
Maun Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was an experience I wish to not have again. We are lucky for the amount of sand we are on top of otherwise would have been more destruction
Ramatlabama (357 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
mogoditshane botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Evry 1 ran for his life
Botswana francistown, block 7 (288.8 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Well we have never experienced an earth quake before so...we were in the house wondering what could be causing the house to shake. It was continous so we had to go outside to see what was going on, only yo find neighbours on the street also wondering what was happening. Some thought maybe it was some heavy plant/machinery moving in the neighbourhood, some said maybe an unusually very big aircraft. We went to facebook only to find out that people in gaborone and other areas also experienced this.
(476.7 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Simataa Senior Secondary School. Zambezi Region N / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Dibete Village about 124km North of Gaborne. / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was watching 7pm news when suddenly everything started moving.I thought i was dreaming,i run outside but could not walk properly and i then lye on the floor.I was shocked since it was my first experience.
Katima Mulilo / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Bray / MMI V (Moderate shaking): We were on the banks of the Molopo river when the ground suddenly started shaking and we heard a rumbling noise. The tremor lasted for about 30 seconds. Ronél Pickles accidentally made a mistake in her report, she felt moderate shaking not strong shaking.
Gaborone North / MMI III (Weak shaking)
SOUTH AFRICA DURBAN KWAZULU-NATAL / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt shaking but I thought i was dizzy at first when i hear the noise outside that is when i realise that something is wrong and i run going outside
Bray / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): We were outside on bank of Molopo river. Felt tremors and heard a low rumbling. Felt it for about 30 seconds
mmadinare / MMI VI (Strong shaking): the flat was shaking, could feel the vibrations on the flow. scary.
(217 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Pretoria Hammanskraal lephengville / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt as if the was a moving train about to reach the station. It ws like as if I'm drunk cz the shaking happened unexpected.. It was around 19:03
Tlokweng / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Botswana francistown (288.8 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): We were in the house and we felt the shaking, it was continous so we had to go outside and see what was hapoening, only to find neighbours also on the street wondering what was happening. Some thought a very heavy plant/equipment was passing through, some thought an anusual aircraft but all in all, we felt the tremor in the neighbourhood
maun / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Kgagodi / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Shaking that lasted approximately 90secs...no damage sustained though.
Phase2 Gabs / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It was scary,it was my first and thought it was strong, it lasted for 2 minutes
Mogoditshane (242.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): i felt so much shaking and was confused for a minute. my front door flew open.
orapa / MMI V (Moderate shaking): at first i thought it was blasting at the mine, but then i realised it was more than that when things started to shake heavily in the house and broke, when i could'nt stand still.
Louis Trichardt,Limpopo,South Africa (482.6 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Tlokweng / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It felt like a tremor then the was intes, prolonged and unsettling feeling about it when the house started shaking and when we got out of the house I could hear neighbors shouting and some screaming asking each other "what is that as it continued" I believed it hit for more than 30seconds even though I read on some Facebook post some said it lasted 30secs.
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(485.9 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Car was slightly swaying side to side, light furniture and the TV was moving a little bit. A noise at my front door 1st drew my attention to the tremor and that's when I saw stuff moving. The birds were making quite a lot of noise.
Gaborone (222.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Gaborone Taung / MMI VI (Strong shaking): A huge noise came thru as if a train is passing, house floor shaking, as if someone is hiting the walls. I ran outside the house the ground was shaking with a huge noise trees shook nd birds flew away from a big tree in my yard and everyone in my street was out wondering as the shaking stopped tje noise continued to be heard moving towards west of Gabs
(458 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Glen Austen; Midrand / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Very week shake but clear.
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Shaking
Palapye (173.9 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I was with my son at Chippies store,immediately we felt the first vibration he asked if l felt it, before he could complete, it was run for your life situation as everything was vigorously shaking.
(554.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I felt the table in my office together with all materials on it such as laptops shaking. I also started shakibg in my chair to an extent that I ran out of the office. I suddenly realised that it was an earthquake after seeing that almost everything in the office was shaking...Thank God nothing bad happened.
(451.1 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Kempton Park / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Orapa / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It strated like a mine blast , but it got so severe. Was in the kitChen and o ran to main door but it now felt like the house was moving. I tried to hold on to a cupboard by the door and it wa an so ratleling. The noise from the roof was terrifying
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kongola, zambezi region-Namibia / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Pretoria north / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(831.9 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Kenya / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Barry Soterro came running and cried aloud, Run, Run, so we run run, Barry crying like baby
Mahalapye Prison Camp / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was at the kitchen when I experienced the strong shaking. At first l thought it was a truck passing by, but the strong shaking which made things inside the house and windows shake with a lot of noise made me run away from the house. l was so scared and shaking
Molepolole / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Zeerust / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
palapye,madiba ward / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I was with my friend and I thought his car was the one making the vibration but suddenly even the car was shaking and there was chaos in the village everybody running out of the houses
Serowe / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Had to run from 2 floor to ground level in less than 10 seconds, think I utilized only 2 stairs
Tlokweng (236.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Started as a rumbling. Pressure in my eardrums . Then my whole body felt strange. I guess I was vibrating . Child who was sitting on the kitchen counter was scared. Ceiling shook so hard I was convinced it was about to collapse. I took the child and ran out. I could hear the neighbours' confused chatter. The walls surrounding the yard were rattling and the water in the pool swayed in waves. No structural damage.
gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking): The ground shook for a short while causing buildings and everything to shake
Metsimotlhabe / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I felt so scary
Selebi Phikwe / MMI V (Moderate shaking): hehe i see all the people rushed outside as for me where i stay is next to the railway line,so i thought maybe the train was passing on high speed as i witnessed all the things in the house shake and i was like this train is superfast today.,lucky enough nothing bad happened to me.
Vereeniging / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
selibe phikwe / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was laying on my bed with my child and suddenly i fell vibrations coming under my bed and later hearing movements of furnitures.i was so scared and looked outside the window felt the window shaking.As i step on the floor,i felt like something was moving underground.
Johannesburg South, Liefde en Vrede / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Namibia katima mulilo / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Tlokweng, selokwaneng / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My son was like mummy da chair moved and we ran outside
Harare (864.5 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): MilDr vibrations dogs Barking and howling pet parrots fell off perches very distressed.
Maun / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The sofa I was sitting on was shaking-dancing kind of movement. Kitchen utensils were shaking. The curtains in the the sitting room were shaking. I felt like I was dizzy. I rushed outside and meet my neighbours outside and shared our experience.
Botswana,Gaborone Rainbow / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Ramotswa / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
selibe phikwe / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bryanston, Johannesburg / MMI V (Moderate shaking): In an office block. Shaking occurs for approximately 60seconds. Nothing broken
Maun, Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was sleeping on the bed then felt it shaking as well as my house was shaking
Gaborone block 8 / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Letlhakeng / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Floors & walls shaking Windows rattling. A Whooshing sound like a strong wind outside and birds fleeng from trees. Streets light shaking and power went off.People screaming in shock.
Maun / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Steel bars on workshop rack were rattling and shaking. Went outside and heard big dogs barking and lots of people babbling loudly all around. Decided to sit on the soil to feel better how strong it is. Was facing west and clearly felt the earth was moving back and forth in roughly east - west direction. It was strong enough and slow enough to feel slightly nausious even though I have flown aircraft for 39 year as a PPL. I am familiar with gold reef tremours but this had more magnitude and a slow
Botswana Gaborone Ext. 4 / MMI IV (Light shaking)
palapye; biust / MMI VI (Strong shaking): strong shaking felt by everyone; a bit of noise heard as well...chaos as everyone ran as far away as the could from the buildings....
selebi Phikwe / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Vigorously earthquake
Livingstone, Zambia / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Maun.Botswana / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Mmopane block1 / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): First time experience, was so shocked coz my bed was moving
Selibe Phikwe,Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The shaking came slightly and incresased until it made my chair to move.
francistown.Botswana. / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Shoshong / MMI VI (Strong shaking): felt my house shaking, the tv stand was shaking. my lil sister was so scared that she pressed the alarm panic button.
Sowa town / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Shook the buildings and furniture.
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The earthquake was strong but am glad it didn't cause any damage because most of people went outside the buildings when the vibrations started
Pandamatenga, Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): House shook and i was typing on my laptop and couch was trembling. I stood still for some time trying to make sense of what was happening and even ran to the door and then It all came to a stand still.
Ext 2 Gaborone Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I am at work in the clinic people came in some with shock and some had fractures because they fell from flats stairs while trying to ran away
Francistown...i felt it / MMI IV (Light shaking): A terrifying experience
peterborough UK (8725.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Was in bed and felt a slight shaking/vibration for about 2 mins
Tsetsebjwe (341.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Thought an airplane flew over. Windows rattled, weaver birds started chirping (at night). My dog barked.
Maputo, Mozambique (831.3 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Gaborone / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): My bed was rocking
Gaborone, Block 10 (235.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Violent shaking for about 2 minutes
Gabz / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Yoooooh hella scary..the sofa was shaking..i thought i was gonna die
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Francistown (Monach) / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Gaborone, Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Tatisiding / not felt: Just heard a noise as if a big truck was passing
charleshill (357.6 km W from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
jwaneng / MMI VI (Strong shaking): violent shaking
Bobonong / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Strange vibrations and rumbling once experienced it in 1997 in the north eastern Botswana
kasane (146.6 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was seated in the car and I felt like the car was being shaken.then I said who is shaking the car?bt there was no one.but the car continued to shake for about ten seconds. Wow what an experience
Tlokweng, Masetlheng / MMI VI (Strong shaking): My whole house was shaking, my feet felt funny! My daughter's drawers Opened, my Windows rattled! I was both excited and afraid! This experience was awesome and traumatic! Imagine the ground shaking! In my entire life this was the JEsus is Lord moment!
Gaborone Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was driving when it happened. I could feel the car shake and at first I thought the car was stalling, I looked at my rev counter and it was normal. Then I looked outside and could see the street light nearest to me was shaking and there was deep rumbling.
gaborone ub / MMI IV (Light shaking): it was traumatising...i have never experienced something like thata before
molepolole / MMI VI (Strong shaking): strong and scary....almost fell off stairs
Charleshill botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Windows were making too much noise and and there was a strange variation under my feet and the chair i was sitting was even shaking me
Vergelee (360.7 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
gabane / MMI IV (Light shaking): Resting on my I felt vibration and ratling sound, as I woke up I noticed things in my shelf vibrating, lights shaking, as I went outside everyone was coming out of their houses charting about it and we were all confused and scared as to what jst happened
Gaphatswa / MMI V (Moderate shaking): At first I thought of large planes but floor shook,tv moved on table then something fell while I ran out to see what exactly what it was, I even forgot my daughter in the lounge then every neighbour was out asking "what is it? I dont ever want to experience this again!
Pretoria East / MMI III (Weak shaking): Windows are vibrate. table water vibrate too in bottle
Gaborone Phase 4 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): We were in the lounge having dinner while suddenly there was shaking...increasing in intensity until we fled outside.
Molepolole / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Thohoyandou in Limpopo province (512.7 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): The couches were vibrating.it was not violent.
Kumakwane (244.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Carltonville / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Doors shaking
Gaborone / not felt: All I remember is that I stay almost 100mters frm th railway..thot it ws the train pasing by but ey that ws jst so masiv nw I startdd shaking in zig zag mode with much sound of it amplifying more as it passd by..I felt big tym.
gaborone (232.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Hukuntsi / MMI VI (Strong shaking): At first i thought this as a regular dizziness but as it prolonged i thought of a wave. The cabinet,curtains,plates and even my brother's legs shook but the shaking wasn't hapazard it had a pattern. I held tightly to the cabinet for support and then the so called dizziness ceased. Everything normalised and a phone call reported that as a seismic wave.
Metsimotlhaba (219.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): It was like a car with sound system but eventually the sound got intense and i had to go outside thinking that a plane was flying on our house top only to find people screaming and dogs barking everywhere.The ground was literally shaking and the house wall shaking.I could feel the sound. This was so terrifying and its a sign that God is coming again to take us to heaven. Lets repent from our sins.
orapa / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Everything was shaking
(236.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Experience in block 6 house was shaking for 30 sec I believe
Fourways Johannesburg / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sofa shaking, wall pics rattling, walls and windows vibrating
Plateau, Kasane, Botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking): I felt the floor in room shake, and even the door was shaking.
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(277.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(439.5 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Scary
Joseph Marondera Zimbabwe .....light shaking (885.4 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Lesenepole / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Was shocked. First time experience.
Pitsane Photlokwe / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Our two houses were literally shaking making a very disturbing sound.maself and ma Lil sister were crying while holding hands with mum n dad praying..everyone panicked we ran leaving a 3 month old baby n got inside the house to get him..very traumatising..
Bulawayo / MMI III (Weak shaking): Large glass patio doors vibrated. Felt slight vibration on sofa I was sitting on. Rumbling sound heard similar to large truck. Less than a minute.
Middelburg, Mpumalanga / MMI III (Weak shaking): Sitting on my couch feeling the couch "rocking" and blinds doing the same. Was the strangest sensation ever.
Gaborone Government enclave / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Strong
Pretoria / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Randburg South Africa (471.2 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): We felt the tremendous r quite distinctly it lasted about two to three minutes
Francistown / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Gaborone riverwalk / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was in the car and i felt it shaking as if it will go down with me.ifelt so scared jumped out and thats when i realised everyone was out running from the complex.it was so scary.
Gaborone, block 9 / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Gaborone riverwalk / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was in the car and i felt it shaking as if it will go down with me.ifelt so scared jumped out and thats when i realised everyone was out running from the complex.it was so scary.
Otse / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt my windows and roof rattling. I thought someone was on top of the roof. I opened the windows and even went outside. Never felt anything like that before
Harare zimbabwe / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Johannesburg / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Block 9, Gaborone, Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was taking a nap, woke up to a shaking house. At first I thought it was cuased by a very heavy vehicle passing by, it lasted 25-45seconds. After noticing an abnormal experience, I stepped out of the house only to find my neighbors alarmed just as I was.
Gaborone city / MMI V (Moderate shaking): At first I thought a huge rig was passing by, but then the shaking got stronger as the palisade fence and parking shade started rattling. My first experience ever.
Francistown / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was sitting and Then I heard a noise i looked Outside and My House Was Shaking , Then I called My friends at their House to ask them if it's happening there
Palapye / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Strong tremors with glass windows cracking and and my daughter who was asleep frightened to death. All the neighborhood was out of the houses fearing the collapse.
Gaborone Phase 4 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The bed was shaking @ first I jus thought it was all in my head....till the phone which was in the edge of the bed fell dowm
Mahalapye (west) Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It seemed to last forever.
Gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was a light shaking although it left us very confused and scared,
Hartbeespoort, northwest province / MMI IV (Light shaking): As there was an earthquauke close by earlier in the day we thought this to be an after schock
Mahalapye / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Block 6, Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Was not that scared.was busy reading my bible when it happened.. I only went outside when I hear the neighbours screaming.
Rustenburg / MMI IV (Light shaking): I could feel the vibrations while I was having tea with a friend in Rustenburg.
Gaborone (235.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): There was a shaking all over,i recognised it was an earthquake and i ran outside the house.
Pretoria / MMI III (Weak shaking): It lasted about a minute at around 19H44
city of Francistown / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Everything was shaking in the house including the sofa I was sitting in. There was a big roar(sound) outside. The tremor was scary, massive and long.
shashe mooke. / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I had to run outside the house. It was a scary experience.
Metsimotlhabe, Gaborone surrounding area (220.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
mahalapye / MMI IV (Light shaking): Wardrope door strongly opening violently
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt scared cause it has never happend before.scariest feeling.In my life.The whole coubtry felt the tremor
Katima Mulilo / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt like I was getting dizzy....didnt knw it was an earthquake!!!
Pretoria / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Tlokweng / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Selebi-Phikwe / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It was scary still in shock
Selibe Phikwe / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I felt it
extension two / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Francistown North Eastern Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Moderate shaking of Windows
Ballito / MMI III (Weak shaking): I thought I was having a prolonged dizzy spell until I saw my large standing fan swaying. Was eerie and scary.
Burgersfort South Africa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
orapa / MMI VI (Strong shaking): my house shook to the extent that i cudnt stand. when looking at the house standing outside, it was shaking and i lost hope of seeing it intact. i shouted God for mercy.
FRANCISTOWN / MMI IV (Light shaking): I felt the building shaking and felt like something rolling in the roof in the roof. It continued for 15-20 seconds. We ran outside and found the dogs barking. within 1 minute everything was back to normal.
(629.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was weird feeling. Like you are sitting on water. Could see the water in my bottel moving from side to side. (via app)
Tlokweng / not felt
Katima mulilo / MMI IV (Light shaking): Moderate shaking was experienced in katima mulilo namibia
chinotimba Victoria falls Zimbabwe / MMI III (Weak shaking): I felt as i was on skate board
Masunga / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Things were shaking indoor
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Oh gosh we were so scared I called my son he's 6 years and was not sure whether to go outside o not but because the house shaking so much, we found the in the nearest food and ran outside, the pool was shaking, hey Lord!
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Sustained shaking. Like a wave that changes in intensity. About 20 to 30 HERTZ
Johannesburg, Kempton park (485.7 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): House shaked a bit and sofas moved as well
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was making my daughter sleep. The bed was shaking . I stood up took my child and went out . It was very terrifying. A the house was shaking forabout 2 3 mn
gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking): We thank God the almight for the protection He gave us. You unconditionally love us and still want us to continue living in your world. Glory to you our great God
Chadibe / MMI V (Moderate shaking): At first i thought someone was shaking my car but after seeng dogs children and cats runnig away i realised that it was something frim avove.
Gaborone,mogoditshane (223.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Zimbabwe Harare CBD / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Livingstone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Had no idea what happened...thought it was an elephant outside but then put my foot on the floor only to realise the tremor...quickly ran outside.
Palapye / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Vryburg, north west SA (472.9 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Phakalane (232.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It felt line a plane moving over very turbulent area. Lasted about 4-5 minutes. We thought house would crack.
Gaborone, Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was in Spar Supermarket by BBS in Gaborone and heard a loud shake of the building. I tried to keep calm and figure out in my heard what the shake was until people started running outside saying an "an earthquake is causing the shaking."
Palapye / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Earth tremors started moderate and within seconds went higher to such an extent that I had to pull up my 5 year old who was sitting in front of a TV and run outside the house at the same time calling on the elder son who was in his bedroom. I felt it directly on my feet,window panes were vibrating while the lightning fittings were rattling. As standing outside the garden, i could hear neighbours enquiring from each other.
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Walvis bay. Namibia / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Shashe mooke village / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Tlokweng / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was watching tv and kids looked at me wanting me to explain what was going on. I told everyone to sit on the floor and calm down. All my neighbours were running outside but we stayed indoors till it was over.
Orapa / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was watching my best soapie ..all of the sudden everything in the house shaking because I stay in the at mining town at I thought thy were blasting..then I felt that this is unusual.. Called my kids to get out ..and outside people were screaming outside..
Sasolburg / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting on the bed and at about 19:40 it started moving lightly and kept on for a about a minute.
Walvis Bay (1099.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): At first I thought a family member was moving the dinner table, then experienced this weird swaying of my head making me feel light headed. I was the only one in the family(4) who felt something. Many people in town experienced it in a simmilar way.
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
maun (254 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Serowe / MMI IV (Light shaking)
E tsha 6 / not felt: The sofa & interior of house wz shaking
Palapye / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The house and TV were shaking, I ran outside and got in the car. It was also shaking so I decided to sit on the ground in an open area.
Gaborone Botswana (234.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The sofa I was sitting on started moving and shaking and the ground started moving
Matebeleng / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(345.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The tremor caught me off guard on bed and i ran out of the house.the whole building was shaking.it even activated so many car alarms in our neighborhood.it lasted for somr minutes and immediately the whole social media arenas in Botswana was alarmed.
Francistown / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Moderate shaking
Orapa / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Mbabane Swaziland / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Vibrating bed and ornaments on dressing table
Tonota (TCE) moderate, house shaking, windows,keys / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Scary,I first wondered my my bed, door keys were shaking.it was like a big truck moving and shaking the house, the sound was like a moving truck..
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was so scary
maun / MMI IV (Light shaking): First i thot it was a heavy truck passin outside due to th vibration sounds next thing i feel is the ground shaking and people in the neighbour running outside it lasted for about 6 seconds. My aunt reported to have felt the same vibrations in Francistown and friends in Gaborone felt it too.
Oliphant's drift / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was just calm in my room even making calls to my surprise the person I was charting with screamed saying earth quake
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking): At first i hear a sound that was somehow irritating because it started coming through walls,then corrugated iron sheets made a shuttering sound and windows,and lastly the floor was shaking. There was a certain feeling i had on my legs. I run outside the house...and people were screeming.
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was in 3rd floor in my room at University of Botswana campus.Felt some vibrations and shakes,was working on my laptop and it was shaing too.I thought its a truck outside,when I wanted to look what's happening outside,I saw the demarcation wall in u single room vibrating then i ran out of the room downstairs where I found all students gathered there.
Phakalane, Gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking): Me and my family were in the lounge watching Tv, And with my 2month old sucking on my breast for his feed, it felt so light but serious at the same time. The floor shook our feet and doors.. we're all scared and as Faith ppl n believers we gathered round emmanuel TV to pray as we touched the screen with belief that in spirit were in the synagogue.. suddenly a knock from the door was my tenant from the guest house asking us to come outside.. that's when we felt relieved and the ceiling shook hard
Serowe, Botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was just earth shaking and vibration of structure. I was afraid! No damages caused
rayton (474.6 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Jackalas no. 1 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): First I thought it was windy, then everything wad shaking, even the couch I was sitting on. Me and my daughter didnt know how to react, so we were clinging to our seats!
Selebi Phikwe (283.3 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Very scarry
Boikago palapye / MMI IX (Violent shaking): The house shaking and the ground also. It was scaring
Mmadinare Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I stand amazed
Beitbridge / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt it
moiyabana, Botswana / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): It was terrifying, there was a lot of noise in the house and outside and the whole house was shaking extremely. It was a frightening experience.
Molepolole / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Francistown / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Ext 4, Gaborone, Botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking): It felt as if there was a heavy moving truck nearby. Walls, floors, doors and windows were vibrating.
serowe / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking): At first I thought radio volume was bt I swtched da radio off I went outside da moment I went out of da house all doors nd windows we shaking nd felt it on my feet..:hey was so scared
randburg / MMI IV (Light shaking)
midennadale, South Africa / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Tlokweng, Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking): it was really weird and alarming
serowe, / MMI VI (Strong shaking): oh my God it was scary, was at work in the hospital the roofing was shaking and floor shaking as well.. we ran outside the building at some point we thought it collapsing, phew worst expeience
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): A few items shaking. Uncomfortable!
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was asleep. Woken up by bed shaking. It felt like something heavy moving with high speed underground. Thought the world was coming to the end as stated in the bible
Mahalapye / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It was very scary.. I had to run out of the house screaming with my small baby. My legs are still shaking, wondering if it will come back again
Tonota / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I thought it was just an Earth tremor
Kanye / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Lenasia / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Letlhakane, Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Mahikeng / MMI II (Very weak shaking): It felt like roof shaking accompanied by rattling building up sound
Rasesa Botswana (196.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): We felt the house shaking.we all ran out and called our neighbours to get out of their house.it was scary
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was very scared...i even ran outside screaming
(558.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Thamaga / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): In thamaga it was so strong that the house was shaking with windows making a very stong noise thT they could crack
Krugersdorp / MMI IV (Light shaking): Couch was vibrating security door vibrating
Gaborone, Gamecity / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was just arriving at the restaurant in the 1st floor of Gamecity shopping complex,. everything was shaking and for a moment I thought the complex will go down. everybody ran down outside, only one lady collapse; maybe trauma... this was the firsttime we experience the quake!!!! nothing destroyed, within some minutes everything went back to normal.
gaborone / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Ramotswa / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Botswana, Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It wasn't felt on the earth but trees and houses were shaking
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Walls, Windows and floors strong vibration
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My office was shaking, everyone screaming, I thought the whole building will collapse. We were all scared
Letlhakane / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Some things moved from where they were. I couldnt move as my legs we shaking to ultimate numbness.
orapa (148.4 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I have never experienced such a thing. ...well I thought since I am mining environment ..may be things did no go right
CKGR, Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Hwange,Zimbabwe / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Felt the sofa shaking for almost one minute. The tv also shook on its stand. The shaking was felt by every one in the house
Jwaneng (220.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was in a church building when the shaking started. It started gently but increased intensity within a short space of time. Lasted for about 30 seconds.
Jwaneng / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
maun at maun secondary school (286.1 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Walls,floor., ceiling, Tables, photo frame on the wall were shaking fell down, tv signal was cut people screaming outside. Dogs bucking and running around.nothing break in my house. My son was sleeping he did not wake up. I cound hear sirens for ambulance after 20 min
Gaborone (234.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Jwaneng Botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking): Car alarms triggered
blue town .francistown / not felt: 122
Plumtree in Zimbabwe (383.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt the tremor in Plumtree.thought it was a plane flying close to the ground.actually went outside to investigate.
Orapa / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sliding door, roofing sheet and kitchen items vigorously shaking.
SelebiPhikwe, Botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking): It Felt like a A380 plane approching to crush on the house. It went on for about 4-5seconds. I immediately ran out to try to make out of what was happening but then it just died down. It was quite a scary experience!!
Francistown Btswana / MMI IV (Light shaking): my daughter came out of her bedroom and it took about a minute...neighbours started mumbling
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Maruapula Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking): We tried running out into the streets where people had gathered unfortunately our electric gate moved off the rails. Iam feeling pretty shaken
harare (826.5 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Gaborone, Phase 4 / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Thabazimbi south Africa / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt like the dog playing under the couch was approx 2-5min long. Water was moving in water bottle
G-north / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Thod it was a big plane as I stay close to the airport.my kid cried ..wall shaking.pantry wall cracked.
Thabazimbi / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Francistown, Botswana / not felt: Nothing to worry abt
Gaborone / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Gaborone Ext 9 (232.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Noise as of someone moving on the roof. Shaking strongly I thought the something was rocking objects in the garage. It was moving from south to North.
Botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was my first time to experience an earthquake. It has never happened in my country. Everything was shaking, walls, furniture, packed motor cars shaking and there was a huge noise. I was shocked not knowing what to do. Everybody was shocked. Kids were crying. But it didnt take long time.
tlokweng (242.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): I was watching tv heard some rumbling sounds thought it was an aircraft flying low. Tried to get up , felt the floor vibrating under my feet. Lights were shaking, window panes were vibrating. Rushed outside and calld my neighbours. .. my doors were quiet and tucked under the cars. Scary feeling as one keeps wondering " whats next"..
mahalapye / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was shocked as i felt the whole house vibrating... we fled out of the house to witness the vibration as it was all over the place...
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I thought the hill by our house was coming down
Gaborone mass media / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Maun (218 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): i felt shaking and dizzy,and when looked at the door it was shaking i felt the movement and ran outside, so funny i left the kids inside the house
okavango delters (278.5 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Gaborone West phase 1 / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Everything was shaking
Bulawayo / MMI III (Weak shaking): The windows began to rattle. Lasted about a minute.
Palapye, Botswama / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Letlhakane / MMI IV (Light shaking): Frightening experience
Gaborone / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Ledumang Gaborone Botswana / MMI III (Weak shaking): It was quite scary because I was sitting down. The best thing to do is run out immediately.
Mochudi / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt the floor shaking in my seating room & the tv was shaking as well so i ran outside..i freaked out!
Zanzibar border -limpopo lipadi private game and w / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Felt by people many ran outside.Animals not so sure, maybe. ...
maun, Botswana (346.7 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was in bed relaxing, the bed started shaking, woke up and seat in bed, everything was shaking with some sound.it lasted for about 15 to 20 seconds.
Gaborone / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I felt the bed shaking and i ran outside and saw many people outside their houses..
Sefhophe village (325 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Violent strange shaking of our houses with some huge noise similar to that of a very huge aeroplane flying just above the roofs. The neighbours and villagers screaming and mumbling all over about the situation. Dog Trying to get into the house with fear.situation terrifying.
Polokwane (452.9 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It was surprising simce its thw firat time we had such tremor. My friends report feeling it countrywide. It lasted for juat over 2 minutes.
Johannesburg / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt a slight rumble, lasted maybe 20 seconds
Selebi Phikwe, Botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Vibrations on the ground. It starts little by little then grew stronger for about 2mins.
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Zeerust North West South Africa / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Roof and walls shook severely, continues for about 80 seconds
Phakalane, Gaborone (225.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking and roaring sound. My couch and body shake
Orapa mine town Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I thought the world was coming to an end everything was shaking in the house we thought house was going to collapse
Lerala, Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Francistown / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was very scary in Francistown and it lasted for about 2-3 minutes.
Mahango game park / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Francistown / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was in the sitting room when i suddenly felt the house shaking also the chairs were shaking then i moved out of the house and i heard the gate making noise
Orapa / MMI V (Moderate shaking): At first I thought it was blasting and I was like not this hour and it became scary when the wall seemed like it is falling, thing were falling I just grappled my son and ran out to find people outside some ran naked
(158.6 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Mogoditshane / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It felt good. It was my first ever experience, so yah! I loved it
Ghanzi Township/Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Gaborone block 6 / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt for about 1mints
Oraps / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Gaborone (235.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was really scary..my children were screaming and we ran outside
Gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tlokweng ,Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was indeed shocking n scary.
GABORONE (121.2 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Ramotswa / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Ramotswa it was strong and frightening we ran outside thinking the house was falling. The noise was just too high
Harveston, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, South Africa (468.9 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was lying in the sofa and it felt as if someone was shaking the sofa. I was indoors on the ground floor. The retail od my family who were standing did jot feel anything. No windows rattled. (via app)
morwa Botswana (214 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was scarry since it was our first time to experience it.
serowe,botswana (194.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): i was just shaking while seated,and the rumbling noise,clattering of window panes
Bushbuckridge Mpumalanga / MMI III (Weak shaking)
MAHALAPYE,BOTSWANA / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It was a very terrifying experience.the roof and windows were shaking vigorously and defeaning sound like machine guns..
Jwaneng / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Wenela maun botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking): I felt i was moving back and forth as if i was on top of a moving object. I thought I was feeling dizzy.
Maun (363.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Pretoria / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Harare Zimbabwe / MMI IV (Light shaking): Roof and wooden floors were rumbling
Orapa,Botswana / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Everything was shaking i thought the roof will fall down
Ledumang Gaborone Botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Gaborone tlokweng / MMI IV (Light shaking)
MAHALAPYE / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Still scared and shaking.
Haenertsburg (502 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Serowe / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
francistown / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Scary ...Never felt anything like that before .
Molepolole - Botswana (severe shaking) / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Pretoria (456.2 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Chair moved, cars in garage rocked, doors and furniture rattling and rocking. (via app)
Gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking): So shocked. I had to run outside with my family. My 6 yr old was sleeping. I carried him outside. My sisters called me one after the other. I called my mother in law in Ramotswa. Just to be sure everyone was fine
(227.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was in the bathroom then I felt everything shake until I heard everyone screaming outside thats when I decided to run
Sanjay / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was sitting in my parked pickup felt like someone has shook the car from one side .... happened twice in in 2 second
Gaborone-Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I had to run outside bare footed the roof was shaking for about 2 minutes
Orapa / MMI IV (Light shaking): Being in a mining town I thought it was the blasting. But got alarmed when it prolonged for about a minute. Roof vibration. First time experience in 38 yrs I've lived. Scary
Gaborone (245.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Gaborone Phase2, Masa Primary School my sony tv f / MMI VI (Strong shaking): i thought the world is open into 2 and i was scared to death... my Sony Bravia lcd just fell from the tv stand and its broken by ey the window, doors etc were shaking damn is it coming back again
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The flat was shaking
gaborone block5 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt it on my bedroom walls. For a moment I thought it was the geyser
Lerala / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
maun, Botswana (359.1 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It was a real scare...my already weakened book shelve almost colapsed
Gaborone / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Pretoria / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Phakalane / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Gaborone, Phase 4 / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was alarming.
Gaborone / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking): Didnt feel anything, was outdoors, on UB campus, just noticed people moving out of buildings in large numbers.
Harare Zimbabwe / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Pretoria Kameeldrift West (443 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Could definitely felt it's an earthquake. Everything started shaking, hanging object disturbed obsessively. (via app)
Francistown Botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Biust, palapye / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Phakalane Gaborone / MMI III (Weak shaking): At first I thought a helicopter was flying over my hose a a low level than I walked outside to find no object but the earth still shaking.
Sowa (213.7 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(229.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Licthenburg / MMI IV (Light shaking)
jwaneng / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): The caoch could move and pictures on the wall and lasted some minutes.
Block 4 francistown / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
KGALE VIEW,GABORONE / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Ramotswa / MMI IV (Light shaking): At first I thought its some Land mine
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Started with slight tremors and shaking that progressively increased in intensity. Lasted about 20 secs but difficult to assess as it was quite unnerving. I am on the 9th floor of an office bioldinh and the structure shook for the full period. Although the building shook and filing cabinets rattled no objects full from shelves and there does not appear to be any structural damage. Possibly minor quake in world terms but still very nerve racking whilst in progress!
centre latitute/longitude 22.66*S/25.22*E / MMI V (Moderate shaking): First i thought its under ground blasting because i am in a mining town but later realise it is earthquake
Potchefstroom (491.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Lichtenburg (403.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Gaborone Botswana / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): The house was shaking uncontrollably and the quake took long..
Pretoria / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kasane / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I heard windows shaking but they did not break and i thought i banged the door....but it happenned a few seconds after i closed the door...
Lerala / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Gaborone (235.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Lime Acres, Northern Cape / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Block 6 Gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Gaborone / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was sudden noisy and neve breaking. People in nigh rise apart mens were screaming and running out to the open space. It was dark but day time birds were seen flying out of trees in flight and panic. Domestic cats and dogs were head as far as the ear to pick them. It was a moment of true reaching and feel of mother nature's power. Thanks no injury and/or damage near us has been reported
Gaborone - Village Extn: / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Phase 4, Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
pietermaritzburg south africa / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Gaborone, Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
gaborone, cresta hotel fair grounds / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking and almost left the building
Gaborone, Botswana / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was so scary. We live in a block of flats. We all ran out panicked.
rakops / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Tlokweng / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was lying on a couch when i felt it shaking, the living room walls n windows were shaking. I went out fearing for myself since the ceiling was shaking as well
Maputo, mozambique / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Orapa / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was very disturbing... The floor , walls, picture frames on my house walls fell... Could not think at that time ran off the huz with kids an stood outside .. Confused
Molepolole / MMI IV (Light shaking): Just felt it, windows and wall shaking
Gaborone / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Palapye / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Orapa / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Francistown city (289 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was scared. Ran outside things falling in the house.
TLOKWENG / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It was a huge one. Everything was shaking. Quite scary and the village dogs were barking wildly.
Phase IV Gaborone Botswana (357.4 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Pretoria, South Africa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Pretoria / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Mogoditshane / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Scared
Gaborone / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was very strong the House was shaking and the ground also...
(232.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): We all ran outside the office
Tlokweng,.Botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking): First on my entire 47yrs to feel something like that. At first I thought a big truck was passing. it took almost 30 second.
mokolodi / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Windows shaking and floor
Gaborone (284.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was on the seat and it started shaking. The ceiling was shaking as well and the whole building was vibrating
Sandton / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Pretoria (457.6 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Gaborone / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
RUSTENBURG / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Yolanda Vermeulen. MELROSE JHB / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
PRETORIA / MMI III (Weak shaking): Lasted almost 2 minutes
Francistown / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Scary shaking of the house.
Palapye / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Orapa / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was awakened by the sound of the roof of the house and ran out of the house and was suprised to find that everybody is outside and really scared and it was myself experience
gaborone botswana / MMI V (Moderate shaking): felt the Windows shaking and the walls started for 30 seconds to a minute
(696.3 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Reading in bed. Only explanation at the time being that elephants may be rubbing up against my chalet. Went and checked but no ellies, so assumed it was some sort of tremor.
Maputo / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(525.2 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Pretoria North (449.7 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Randfontein (462 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Randfontein / MMI V (Moderate shaking): A swaying sensation for about a minute
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Magoebaskloof / not felt
(463.9 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
francistown (273 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): first i thought there was a big truck passing outside,looked thru the window there was nothing, then my windows started shaking and that is when i ran outside the house terrified.
Tsabong Botswana / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was watching tv then l heard noise and the chair l was sitting on was shaking. I went outside thinking it was a big track but nothing. The Windows making noise then l realized it was earthquake. My husband was laying on The bed he said it was shaking.
Kroonstad / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(240 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(458.4 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Gaborone (Botswana) (237 km S from epicenter)(no details): I thought it was our neighbors having a party and blasting their music, honestly, but then the shaking became intense and spread 'round the whole house.! I thought we were gonna die (via EMSC)
Gwanda (Zimbabwe) (437 km NE from epicenter)(no details): This place is a mining area with noisy machinery near the compound, some people did not notice in thought that it could be a rumbling of mine machinery but the event took about a minute of continuous rumbling. I went outside to check what kind of machinery was around. It took me sometime to think of an earthquake since they are very rare in this part of the world. (via EMSC)

 

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